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Address: St.-Leodegar-Strasse 6, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
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+41 41 229 95 00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Around 735/736, southern German nobles founded a small monastery at the...

Around 735/736, southern German nobles founded a small monastery at the site of today's Hof area, which was dedicated to St Mauritius. Around 1135, the autonomous monastery was attached to the Provostship of Murbach (Alsace) and St Leger was named patron of the church. In 1291, the Abbey of Murbach was forced to sell the Provost's Church and its belongings to the Habsburgs. In 1332, Lucerne joined the Helvetic Confederation. By 1433, the City of Lucerne had regained its rights from the Habsburgs, including those affecting the mo- nastery. In 1455/56, the Benedictine monastery was converted into a convent of Canon Regulars. Since then, the Canon Regulars have devoted themselves to the Liturgy of the Hours every day in the mornings and evenings. On Easter Sunday 1633, the church was burned to its foundations. The Jesuit Brother Ja- kob Kurrer from Ingolstadt was charged with the reconstruction of the church. Its consecration took place after the installation of the art works in 1644.

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Interesting church

Very nice paintings inside and you will feel God's presence in a huge way. Go for a short prayer there during your city tour and get all blessings. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cairo, Egypt
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice paintings inside and you will feel God's presence in a huge way. Go for a short prayer there during your city tour and get all blessings. :)

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! This place is nearly since 1300 years a place of prayer, that's what we feel every day! A very warm welcome to all our guests. Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang More 

Calgary, AB Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides being abeautiful church that in its day catered to the rich of the city, the pipe organ is anaxing. There is not a scheduled time of play but if you can, go listen!

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It's not really the largest, but one of the largest pipe organ in the world. But it's the combination of the largest (over 10 meters), heaviest (383 kg) and oldest pipe (1650) in the world ;-)) Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang More 

Vadodara, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the church with two towers, identical to those of church of Zurich, are seen from every where in lucerne. specifically when you are in lucerne old town, or you are in river cruise. the towers faces mount pilatus and when you look at them from the lake side, it is beautiful to notice the changing distance ans relation of the... More 

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It's true our church with both towers helps to identify our city, even from fare away! Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang More 

Kuala Lumpur
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From far this 2 minaret appear higher then others. One of the oldest Catholic Cathedral in this area and of course one of the best place for picture spot around Lucern. Have a visit inside to see more about its details and best snap can be in front of this beautiful building. On its right side after the stairs, you... More 

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It's a very old point here, there was a convent in the year 735! The church you see now was built around 1640. Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth to visit and see inside especially if you are catholic and love architectures of the church.

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your rating. The church is worth to visit, that's true. Our church is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church located near lake Lucerne. It is simple yet ornate at the same time. The area surrounding it is very picturesque and the religious images inside are captivating.

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. The church is located near the lake and near the Lion monument, and so it's very easy to visit our church, which is open from 7 am to 7 pm, every day. Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang More 

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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This church near from luzern lake. Church beautiful from outside as well inside. city view from church front door is very nice. peaceful area. Nice to visit.

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! It's true, we nearly say it every day, it's really a peaceful place here. Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Found this church accidently after visit other sights. Worth to visit and whenever you are free. Very nice building. Clasically beautiful overlooking the town of Luzern.

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. At this place there was a first church in town (around the year 735). It was a little convent at this time. Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

impressive Renaissance building , particular beautiful from the outside, beautiful choir stalls and an amazing choir bars. One day I shall come back to hear the famous Organ being played

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. You should come once to hear our organ! It sounds beautiful! During the summer monthes (july until september) there are always concerts on Thuesday! Greetings from the Hofkirche Th. Lang More 

Rehovot, Israel
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The place is very nice and friendly. The church is old and well preserved. It's worth to visit while staying in Lucerne.

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Thomas L, Mitglied Leitungsteam at Hofkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. At this place there was a convent in the year 735. The church you see right now is from 1644 (the old church was destroyed by a fire in 1633). Greetings from Lucerne Th. Lang More 

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